The numbers man
Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, January 27th, 2012 - 29 comments
Categories: john key -
Tags: broken promises
Key didn’t exactly live up to his brand as the master politician and numbers man yesterday:
- Key in the tea tapes: “we will get to 50. 49-50, anything around there will be good enough. When you are where we are the risk is a landslide” – Oops. 47.3%, one seat majority for rightwing policies
- On Winston: “That’s a shut door. He’s currently at 2.5-3. He’ll poll 3 this time. A lot of his constituents have died.” – Oops. 6.6% and back.
- “We are still on track to post a surplus in 2014/15 … in the range of $300 to $500 million”. – Oops. That’s down three-quarters from his Budget promise.